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The Spice Expands Consciousness

Posted on 2009.08.03 at 11:20
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Current Music: Toto - Dune

I've never done drugs. Never even tried them. Never needed to. Problem is, almost no one believes me. I've been questioned by the United States Air Force, policemen when pulled over, and numerous employers yet they don't believe me. Why is that? Why is it so difficult to believe that there are some people on this earth who simply have never tried drugs?

I don't look down on people who have - so why should I be looked down up for not?

If you can understand that everyone has a different story, and that your upbringing may differ somehow from my own, is it such a stretch to assume that I've had different experiences from others?

We all have vices, and we've all experimented with different things. Some of these vices we become attached to - accustomed to; we indulge ourselves in them (at least I know I do) but drugs just happens to not be one of them. I don't think this means there's something wrong with me, and I dislike being looked upon as if I'm lying.

Poll #1439130 Arrakis

Have you ever tried drugs?

Never, not even once
Exactly once
A couple of times, but it wasn't for me
Quite a bit, in my youth
I still struggle with having quit
I enjoy it recreationally


Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2009-08-03 16:24 (UTC) (Link)
*yawn* Slow News Day.
ehowton at 2009-08-03 18:22 (UTC) (Link)
Another missed opportunity for you to add your own special brand of magic to spice things up just the way you do.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2009-08-03 18:33 (UTC) (Link)
Some of us have to work for a living.
ehowton at 2009-08-03 19:04 (UTC) (Link)
That is dull!
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2009-08-03 19:10 (UTC) (Link)
Though we are all equal in this dictatorship, some are more equal than others Comrade.
Melancthe the Woe, So-Called
melancthe at 2009-08-03 16:31 (UTC) (Link)
I've never done recreational drugs either, not even once. Sure, I've done vast quantities of alcohol, but I've never been even remotely tempted by drugs. Ditto smoking, which I find unutterably revolting.

Besides, when I was in varsity, which is when I'd most likely have tried drugs, I was way too busy, um, researching other fields. ;)
ehowton at 2009-08-03 18:23 (UTC) (Link)
I like to research my favorite subjects thoroughly! Leave no stone unturned ;)
Joshua Gizelt
swashbuckler332 at 2009-08-03 18:32 (UTC) (Link)
In this context, wouldn't it be more appropriate to say "Leave no turn unstoned?"
ehowton at 2009-08-03 19:04 (UTC) (Link)
Excellent! Reminds me of Dazed & Confused.
Melancthe the Woe, So-Called
melancthe at 2009-08-03 18:33 (UTC) (Link)
I can honestly say that I tried to ... er ... leave no stones unturned. *discreet cough*
ehowton at 2009-08-03 19:04 (UTC) (Link)
I drank my way across Europe in my youth, among other things. I never met a pub I didn't like.
thesweetestnote at 2009-08-03 16:38 (UTC) (Link)
I'm all for having a good joint once in a while. But it took me a few times to start liking it. Much like beer. I hated the taste but in order to be "cool" in my teens I held my breath the first can or so. I forced myself to have the vices I now have. Especially the cigarettes. All are disgusting really. I'm addicted to euphoria in general and have many different vehicles to get there.

Really sucks that I can't be au natural 100% - But I have passed the point of no return. When I look back I see a life of boredom... retirement villages if you will. I never should have started. Then I would have been simply happy living. High on life. But I have bitten from the apple. Indulged in sin...

I want to be pure again.

I admire you and so should anyone else yearning for purity.
ehowton at 2009-08-03 18:29 (UTC) (Link)
Oh dear me - I'm far from pure. Suffice it to say my indulgences simply lie elsewhere.
thesweetestnote at 2009-08-03 21:23 (UTC) (Link)
ummm. ok. Pure from illegal drugs then. Purity from illegal drugs.
mr_dowg at 2009-08-03 17:18 (UTC) (Link)
I have never seen the point in doing drugs....had multiple opportunities to try many different things growing up and just never felt the urge to partake of them!
ehowton at 2009-08-03 18:30 (UTC) (Link)
very slowly and methodically started trying things one at a time over many years, but drugs was one that I simply had no interest in. Pretty much everything else was game though!
dentin at 2009-08-03 23:42 (UTC) (Link)
I'm a drug slut! I've been taking piracetam and creatine for a week straight!
ehowton at 2009-08-04 00:54 (UTC) (Link)
Not entirely what I had in mind, but if it makes you feel edgy, go with it.
kat_rowe at 2009-08-04 00:43 (UTC) (Link)
erm, none of thee above? Pot once (which, unbelievable as it sounds I didn't realize I was doing at the time -- it was in a bloody cigarette wrapper!!!) and others which were legal in the context I used them in but wouldn't have been in any other. If that makes sense...
ehowton at 2009-08-04 00:55 (UTC) (Link)
Next time I do any poll what so ever, I'll ensure I include, "Maybe" and/or "Accidentally" so you won't feel left out ;)
kat_rowe at 2009-08-04 00:57 (UTC) (Link)
lmao. i don't think that's necessary. i recognize that i was a foolishly trusting teenager and drugs in a religious context, to me, don't count any more than drugs in a medical one. ;p but I still struggle with how I'm supposed to answer "have you ever done pot?" lol
David Alexander McDonald (Steven E. McDonald)
wyldemusick at 2009-08-04 02:58 (UTC) (Link)
Test runs, mainly, usually one time each, and not over a broad range either (no coke, no heroin, for example.) I concluded very early on that my brain's already set up for psychedelic wonders and trippy stuff, so why bother with stuff that mainly seemed to make me silly, sleepy, or nauseous?
ehowton at 2009-08-04 03:09 (UTC) (Link)
I hear you. I'm naturally wired for sound, so if I ever got hooked on anything, it would be something to make me sleepy. I don't usually have a problem sleeping, but I rarely get enough of it.
xx_adamo_mangie at 2009-08-04 18:00 (UTC) (Link)
I've tried the sweet ol' mary jane.
Just a couple times, very recently this summer. Not for me. It just doesn't fit into my state of mind and how I like to relax. Or maybe I don't like it, because I did like it. Whatever the case may be; I know what you mean.
Because before I tried it, a lot of people who met me thought I DID do it. And I was like: Uuuh..why's that?
Apaprently it's in the way I dress, the music I listen to, and how open minded and aware I am of myself.
JEEZ. Great to know that all of this is dependent on the narcotics I keep in my floor boards..? I just shrugged it off.
But apparently no one believes me when I say I'm a virgin, either...
ehowton at 2009-08-04 18:08 (UTC) (Link)
Apaprently it's in the way I dress...
I got pulled over once and questioned extensively about marijuana. Did I have any? Maybe just seeds? No? Pot then? I was all like, wtf? My lawyer said it was because of my pony tail - I had been profiled. So yeah, I know what you mean. Listen to stoner music, you must be a stoner.

But apparently no one believes me when I say I'm a virgin, either...
I waited until I was 22. Yeah, you get that a lot. I think as a rule, things which cannot be easily proven, are easy prey for people who think like that.
xx_adamo_mangie at 2009-08-04 18:18 (UTC) (Link)
Tool happens to be my favourite band ever.
I'm a stoner.

I'm a target mostly for guys who play the gentleman then change their course and ask for other things. They seem legitimately shocked when I reply with a "Umm. No." Kind of offensive for me. But it's all in the model/17 looking like she's 19 stereotype.
ehowton at 2009-08-04 19:12 (UTC) (Link)
I like that your avatars are mostly of you. Few people do a lot of that. A full 1/5 of my avatars are of me, but that's because I'm a borderline narcissist.
qualmsdotcom at 2009-08-05 02:28 (UTC) (Link)
I've never done drugs, either. I've never even had alcohol. Just today, a coworker asked me if I like drinking, and I told her I'd never done it. She looked confused and said, "What? Be honest." However, I have smoked cigarettes, and I am definitely not a stranger to caffeine.
ehowton at 2009-08-05 02:41 (UTC) (Link)
A Monster a day keeps my monsters away.
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